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: welcome to "the young turks." we have a fantastic show planned for you from san francisco. mitt romney had finally speaks. he goes on television, and like jimmy cracking corn, i don't care. i look at what is going on now and it kills me not to be there. not to be in the white house doing what needs to be done. >> michael: are they going to stop nark, nark on heaven's door. >> obama: it doesn't make sense to focus on recreational drug use. >> michael: and then it franken fish. they're making a jurassic fish, an enormous fish. a fish that could literally eat pittsburgh. >> shades of jurassic park, this is a real life fresh water farm altering the genes not of dinosaurs, but instead growing a dna-altered saltwater fish. >> michael: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the young turks," it's monday, and it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> michael: you know watching this weekend. it's incredible, just as if mitt romney just doesn't get it. it's been months and moss, and he has had so much time to think about it, and so many months to be graceful, which he has not been at all. this is mitt romney talking
. a catholic priest of 34 years and he joins us from san francisco. thank you for being on "the young turks"." >> hello michael i've been laughing, listening to your wind up here to the conclave, batman and all that. >> michael: good, i'm glad. it worked. how about that. matthew, let's talk about the serious side of what's going to happen tomorrow just for a moment. there is a lot that goes into the selection of the pope mechanically, but what can the church do with their choice that would change the way they're perceived around the world now? >> well, i have two suggestions. one is to elect the dalai lama the new pope. that would clean things up overnight. it would change all the power struggles, and he wouldn't even have to show up very much, maybe three or four times a year give a talk from the balcony and then the whole thing can become the museum that it is. sell extra paintings and give money to the poor. who is looking to the van vatican today for spiritual or moral leadership? no one. that's my first choice. the second choice would be the sister from eerie pennsylvania, who is in th
for covering this from the vatican. we appreciate it. let's go to matthew fox from san francisco, founder of friends grace and spiritual. he is author of a book "the pope's war." matthew, i know you're going to dive a little deeper here, so what is your first read on pope francis? >> i think the positive side, you mentioned many things, third world pope. he lived a very simple life. he turned down a palace and lives in a simple apartment. he takes the bus to work and cooks his own meals. he's not particularly ambitious. he didn't climb the ladder like benedict xvi. that's a plus. he took the name francis, which is presumably about rebuilding the church because that was francis' dream. and i wish him well. also he's been a good pastoral man, visiting a.i.d.s. patients and things like that. that's the bright side. the shadow side or the red flags that come up are that he was a member of communion liberation. i write about this group in my book "the pope's war." they're the italian version of opus dei. maybe as a pope he'll open things up, but they are all about obedience and nothing more. i
to "the young turks." we are coming to you from san francisco today and we have the president in israel. is it bb or bea arthur. ♪ thank you for being a friend ♪ travel down the road ♪ and back again ♪ your heart is true ♪ >> michael: then there is a hunger strike at guantanamo. no one wants a guantanamo meal it turns out. >> attorneys say that if this strike enters it's 45th day that participates can experience hearing loss and potential blindness. >> michael: and now the marijuana and the pot pros take over in washington state. or washington-altered state. >> what is happening in colorado and washington is truly unprecedented. no country in the world has removed prohibition on commercial production distribution of medical marijuana. >> michael: and one of those marijuana mavens will be joining us on the show tonight. but for tonight, it's gitmo time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> michael: before we go to gitmo we follow the president. the president is in israel for the first foreign visit in his second term. a visit he has been seemingly avoided. republicans criticized him that he ne
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